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Curious Minds: How a Child Becomes a Scientist

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What makes a baby choose to develop into a scientist?

• For Robert Sapolsky–Stanford professor of biology–it used to be a controversy with a rabbi over a passage within the Bible.
• Physicist Lee Smolin lines his proposal to a quantity of Einstein’s paintings, picked up as a diversion from heartbreak.
• Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a psychologist and the writer of Flow, came upon his calling via Descartes.

Murray Gell-Mann, Nicholas Humphrey, Freeman Dyson . . . 27 scientists in all write approximately what it used to be that despatched them at the route to their life's paintings. Illuminating memoir meets marvelous technology writing in tales that invite us to contemplate what it is–and what it isn’t–that units the medical brain aside.

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Theologians distinguish this view from simple theism by associating the latter with a view that God is wholly other than the Universe, both above it and becond it. The panentheist believes that God is in all things but not identical to them.

It could well be argued that no culture arrived at a robust concept of the latter without a preliminary concept of the former. Again, it is convenient to list the naïve possibilities as follows: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) U is a subset of G; G is a subset of U; G is the same as U; G is non-existent; U is non-existent. The first option, that the Universe is part of God, is called panentheism in the terminology adopted by the eighteenth-century German philosopher Krause. Theologians distinguish this view from simple theism by associating the latter with a view that God is wholly other than the Universe, both above it and becond it.

Our approach to such an apparent panacea must be tempered by an appreciation of how the laws of Nature—the Theory of Everything—might be related to the Universe. infinities—to be or not to be? Take it to the limit one more time. — the eagles The boundless, timeless, and endless have attracted and confused human minds for thousands of years. From East to West, sophisticated cultures devised words to express the concept of infinity as well as arguments to include it or banish it from their models of the world.

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